A rather green NVA soldier

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I painted this NVA soldier in an overall green uniform as some people said that there were no Kaki NVA soldiers uniforms. To my knowledge that is not true. I read kaki descriptions of NVA uniforms in many different books. I personally think Kaki and green together looks best.

More to come.

The first miniature after Crisis 19

So back to normal after Crisis 19. Returning on Sunday I thought it might be nice starting to paint some miniatures again. I had purchased quite a lot more Vietnam war models so I will continue to ad to my collection by painting them up through this winter. By the way I bought some MDF 25mm round bases. As I always ad a magnet to them, for easy storage, how would you do that with these bases? I used plastic slota bases up to now.

Here is the NVA figure I painted ( Empress miniature by Paul Hicks)

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Blooper gunner for my Marine squad

Here is the Blooper gunner for my US Marines for Vietnam. He is armed with a M79 grenade launcher. A single-shot, shoulder-fired, break-action grenade launcher that fires a 40×46mm grenade, which uses what the US Army calls the High-Low Propulsion System to keep recoil forces low, and first appeared during the Vietnam War. Because of its distinctive report, it has earned the nicknames of “Thumper”, “Thump-Gun”, “Bloop Tube”, “Big Ed”, “Elephant Gun,” and “Blooper” among American soldiers as well as “Can Cannon” in reference to the grenade size. The M79 can fire a wide variety of 40 mm rounds, including explosive, anti-personnel, smoke, buckshot, flechette (pointed steel projectiles with a vaned tail for stable flight), and illumination. 

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There was usually one “grenadier” armed with a Blooper per marine squad. The figure is a Paul Hicks sculpt available through Empress Miniatures.

More to come. Have to speed up my painting as there will be lots more waiting for me at Crisis Antwerp.